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, every time i go back, the city really looks like it's recovering, this is a huge black eye, the world is watching, all of a sudden in the middle of the biggest game of the year, the biggest sporting game of the year, the power goes out and the momentum of the game changes. this is not good for the city. i love the city. i'm just being honest, mark? >> no. and we've had an incredible week here. it has been one incredible week this city has been looking forward to since the recovery from carekatrina. they wanted the people to come back, it's been a festive atmosphere throughout. you have to wonder, where will this go. the aging infrastructure of this facility itself, it's been through massive renovations since katrina, we damaged it, remember the rooftop damage we saw here. a lot of renovation in the stadium, and now the questions will be asked, not necessarily about the city but the facility isself. and we're waiting to here, like everybody else why this happened. why during the second half of the biggest game of the year, why did the lights go out here at the superdome. >> mark, stand
or with fusing that can cause the power to go out. a tale of two cities here. the city on the left is the winning city, which is baltimore, maryland. the city on the right is still the winning city depending on the situation when all the reports come in. that's the city of new orleans. joe flacco, the ravens quarterback is the most valuable player. he's speaking now addressing the media. let's listen in. >> you've seen those guys do it. they have the ability to score and score quickly. that's kind of what they did there. i got a good punt return. next thing you know we turn the ball over. games can go like that. that's why you have to take care of the football and get first downs. we have a team that no matter what the situation we're going to overcome it. it's kind of fitting that we won it like that today. >> this is for the whole team but it's got to be special for you. >> yeah, it's unbelievable especially the way it happened. he just wanted us to know what it feels like the win this thing. he felt it. he wanted to feel it again. he really wanted us to feel that. we all made it happen today.
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
. courtesy of our affiliates wbal and wjz in baltimore, maryland. we'll get back to the city of baltimore in a moment. lamar campbell is the host of "life after the game" on voice america sports and a former nfl player. he's in new orleans tonight and he joins us now. he was at the game when the black out happened. lamar, you're there. all of a sudden the lights go out an people are sort of sitting around trying to figure out what's going on. this did change the momentum of this game. it could have had a completely different outcome and it almost did. >> it definitely almost did. before the blackout i thought that would be the moment of the super bowl. once the blackout occurred, the san francisco 49ers came out and scored, i said the story of the game will be the blackout if the 49ers come out and win. momentum is a fickle thing. it changes the landscape of the game and the way it could have turned off. it was a great game and baltimore held off for a great win. >> you heard john harbaugh say as i was sitting there during the 35 minutes, i know what kind of team they are, i know what kin
to ramp back up. goodell said he does not consider this any kind of black eye on the superdome or city of new orleans. he said the nfl will absolutely consider having future super bowls here. he declared this week a total success. even with a little bit after blackout. >> a little bit of a blackout. my goodness. what did the coaches -- i always wonder if when the game over, it is done, it is behind you. move on. or if you hear some harping on the things they don't like about coaches, players, anybody weighing in on this? >> reporter: well, it is interesting. blackout, we keep saying, was 34 minutes. inside information for you. it could have been a lot longer. you may have noticed if you were watching the game towards the end of that blackout period, the players all got back on the field and then there was even more waiting around. in the superdome a lot of the fans started booing and warranted to know why don't you just play already. coach john harbaugh from the ravens was on the field yelling at some officials. here's the inside story on what he was yelling at. ravens official tells m
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
not take away from what has been a superb week for new orleans, the city that was mostly once under water, now hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, talked to a lot of fans last night after that delay and they said this does not affect how they feel about super bowl week, they had a great experience, and this was just an unfortunate incident. roger goodell saying this does not affect the nfl looking at having new orleans host another super bowl and i know the city is aiming towards 2018 to do that to coincide with the 300 year anniversary of the city. >> there is a whole other story line today percolating, joe carter, about how cbs dropped the ball according to this one. sports columnist on the new york daily news, we'll talk about that later in the hour with several voices we're bringing on whether or not they failed to report what was happening as they awaited on the sidelines. joe carter for me in new orleans. thank you. i want to play some sound. this is commissioner roger goodell. this is what he is saying here about this blackout. >> there is no indication at all that this
sixth day. cnn's martin savidge is in midland city for us. martin, the bus driver is being called a hero. what are people saying about him tonight? >> reporter: well, they are saying every kind of word that means hero when they refer to charles poland. that's exactly what he's being considered by just about everybody in this community because of what he did, the fact he was driving the school bus and according to witnesses stood up and tried to protect the lives of the 20-some children that were on that bus. and then died as a result of it. i should update you a little bit on the standoff itself. not a major change but there was a news conference originally scheduled, it's been cancelled. not uncommon. it simply means authorities haven't got anything really new to say. very little information coming out because these are very sensitive negotiations that are ongoing. the concern is that perhaps the suspect here may have some way to listen to news media. but then you get this very specific information from time to time from authorities, and they mentioned that tonight cheese its, a snack f
in new orleans. it's a situation where everything post 9/11 happens in a major city like superdome you have to start asking questions. there was no terrorism involved. nothing that way. the crowd never got to be in a panicked state when half of the power went out. when the company that supplies the energy to the superdome said basically it was a power surge. the system thought there was an abnormality and shut down. equivalent of at your house a power breaker goes off. a breaker broke. and the half of the energy in the stadium goes off. half the power goes off. here's the thing, for those of you watching at home you had no explanation because the power went out on the side of the announcers, jim nance and phil simms for cbs. you could not hear them because the power was out on their side of the stadium as well. so fans were in the dark inside the stadium and all over the world because there was no explanation. what happened was there was a surge -- there was no fire as originally reported. and the players resumed after 34 minutes on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like i
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
in glowing purple. the city planning a huge parade to celebrate the ravens. ♪ >>> clydesdales to calvins, tied to taco bell, jeep to that volkswagen ad that everyone is talking about. the 30-second spots you liked best. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello in washington. one thing for sure, we will not stop talking about super bowl xlvii for a very long time, along with its electric halftime show and its electric free nightmare, the blackout early in the third quarter, plunging the superdome into darkness. the nfl title game grinding to a halt for 34 agonizing minutes. the loss of power frustrating players and coaches forced to stay on the field. it turned out to be a huge turning point in the game. and there was also the social media flutter that followed the much hyped commercials, and beyonce's halftime spectacular and her outfit that turned quite a few heads. we have reporters from new orleans to new york covering all that is super bowl this morning. but we start with the most memorable moment, an image the nfl and new orlea
know people are happy. we're trying to redirect traffic that's coming into the city. off of some of our main freeways that are taking place. other than that, things are going well. >> we're looking at live pictures now, commissioner, and it appears to be people who are in track, some of those stopping cars. have you had any arrests? >> at the beginning we had a couple of arrests. yes, we have people who are running between cars and not causing problems other than jumping up and down. the bigger concern right now is not feeding more people to come in. if you can advise people we're not allowing more people in the downtown area. we're going to start redirecting them out and probably within the hour. until then we're going to celebrate and be happy that the ravens have won. >> thank you anthony batta, baltimore, maryland police commissioner. >> it's hour two. these guys have to get off the streets. it's been an interesting evening here on cnn reporting on this and seeing the blackout at the superdome. i'm not going to pretend i know everything about sports. i know a lot about news but not
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